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Spanish PM says Barcelona van attack result of 'jihadist terrorism'
August 17, 2017 / 10:44 PM / 3 months ago

Spanish PM says Barcelona van attack result of 'jihadist terrorism'

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the van attack in Barcelona on Thursday that has killed at least 13 people was “jihadist terrorism” which required a global response.

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy presides over an extraordinary cabinet meeting at Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, August 16, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

“Today the fight against terrorism is the principal priority for free and open societies like ours. It is a global threat and the response has to be global,” Rajoy told a news conference in Barcelona.

He said he would call on other Spanish political parties to reaffirm the country’s anti-terrorism pact.

Reporting by Angus Berwick and Carlos Ruano; Editing by Julien Toyer

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